2001 was the year that gave birth to Switchstance Recordings, the independent music label founded by DOGU in Germany. Since the beginning of Switchstance Recordings, DOGU was one half of production duo Ancient Astronauts, together with his partner Kabanjak. Their aim was to collaborate with international artists and produce cutting edge anti-pop music that combines organic instruments with modern production techniques.
Ancient Astronauts have collaborated with artists as The Jungle Brothers, Thievery Corporation, The Pharcyde, Tippa Irie, Raashan Ahmad, Martin Perna of Antibalas, Nickodemus, Akua Naru or DJ Brace.
The past years saw DOGU busy travelling the globe and deejaying in metropolises like New York, Nairobi, Miami, Paris, San Francisco, Manchester, Sarajevo, Kampala, Athens, Vienna, Barcelona, Milano, Cannes, Zurich and many more. In October 2020 he started the monthly Switchstance Reggae Show, which presents a rootical mix of reggae, dancehall, dub and all related styles.